More than a million companies worldwide now have International Standards Organisation accreditation – a recognised standard for excellence in Quality, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety. A recognised Quality Standard provides a visible benchmark by which a company can be measured by its customers.
There are a large number of standards available to any business that is looking to improve and it is difficult to decide which standard is the most suitable for a particular business.
ISO9001 – Quality
Although originally intended for manufacturing companies, ISO9001 is now used extensively in the service and social enterprise sectors.
To achieve an ISO 9001 accreditation a company needs to:
ISO 9001 sets the standard not only for physical quality assurance, but also for the implementation of effective general management systems.
ISO 14001 – Environment
As the environment comes more and more into focus through the attention of international governments this standard is being continually updated to reflect new changes in legislation.
To achieve ISO 14001 accreditation you need to:
Accreditation to ISO 14001 helps a business to operate more cost efficiently and in a environmentally responsible way.
BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety
Achieving BS OHSAS 18001 reduces the risk for customers, employees and visitors to your workplace and minimises the risks of legal action from any incidents that may occur
The award of BS OHSAS 18001 gives a business and its’ staff the knowledge that they operate in a healthy, safe environment.
BS OHSAS 18001 has been designed to be compatible with both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
To achieve BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation a company needs to:
Signa Business Advisers can call on qualified consultants to help you assess the most relevant standards for your business and assist you in the accreditation process.
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